Charles William Smith (Hardrock)
Last updated 7/14/2021 at 1:50pm
Charles William Smith (Hardrock), of Edgewater, Fla., went to his heavenly home July 11, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family and friends. He was born, May 24, 1944, in Brevard, the son of Elwert (Rusty) and Julia Clayton Smith. He had two sisters, Jean Smith Aiken and Pat Smith Ashe.
In his early 20s he had a few jobs in Detroit, including mobile semi-truck tire changer for BF Goodrich, crane operator moving railroad cars, a riveter building skyscrapers for his Uncle Pete Guston (his father's brother-in-law), who owned Unit Steele Corporation in Detroit. He then returned home to...